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Fountain Hills, Arizona
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for one night. The hotel is cool inside and looks very historic. The walls and doors are very thin. You hear everything!!! Beds were a little stiff but we are used to a pillowtop mattress. The kids loved the view and had fun looking at the pictures on the walls. The rooms are on the small side...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here one night because of a previous stay 5 years ago and love the history behind the place and the location. The hotel and rooms are clean but outdated - especially the bathrooms. I love the artwork and photos on each floor and the many stories they tell about the Hollywood stars who have stayed there. It even made...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the area around the hotel many homeless people asking for money. You can see and smell the hotel's age on the floors. The Wi-Fi does not cover all rooms, when it worked very slow. No breakfast possible in the hotel. Valet parking works good, $25 a day.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The hotel is all about the location. Very easy access to almost everything, since it is in the heart of downtown. We had a conference meeting in the nearby conventional center. It is an old hotel, which definitely needs some renovation work. The internet is OK and it is included in the room reservation. The ride to the airport is...

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Angela H, General Manager at Hotel San Carlos, responded to this review

Dearest Guest! Thank you for your time and review! We are Happy to hear that our location was convenient for you! We are in fact located just the steps away from Phoenix Convention Bureau. We wishing you to have the Best 2017! Looking forward seeing you again! Best Regards, Angela Hentz

Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I was touring with Il Divo (what a fabulous entertaining group of exceptional young singers with marvelous accompanying dancers from Spain) when I stumbled on the vintage Hotel SAN Marcos. What a little gem. It has enormous history and shares some history of old Hollywood. Now, to be clear, I favor old, historic hotels. This hotel is not a state...

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Angela H, General Manager at Hotel San Carlos, responded to this review

Dear David! Thank you so much for your time and the review. I truly apologize for the late respond. We do try hard to preserve the history for many generations to come. Most fixtures even if they are not in operation we still like to keep for our dearest guests to experience. For example, we have a chill water faucet...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed here when we were going to a concert as Talking Stick. It's a short walking distance which is exactly what we wanted. The room was very clean. This is an older, historic property so the rooms are smaller. We didn't care as we were there for one night only. We ate at the restaurant in the lobby which...

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Angela H, General Manager at Hotel San Carlos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your time and review! Wishing you the Best of ALL! Best Regards, Angela Hentz

Branchland, West Virginia
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I love staying at hotels with history. This one has it! It is said a young lady jumped to her death and never left San Carlos! This is one of, if not the oldest hotel in Phoenix. I stayed in room 517. The hotel is clean, but the bathroom is so small you have to step out to dry off....

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Angela H, General Manager at Hotel San Carlos, responded to this review

Dearest Guest of the Hotel San Carlos! We Thank you so much for staying with us repeatedly! We really appreciate your business and love seeing you around! Wishing you All the Best! Kindness Regards, Angela Hentz and Staff

Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have once again tried to embrace the "Historic Charm" of the old San Carlos Hotel. Yes, I knew from earlier visits that the room would be old and small. However after my past and more positive review, the hotel manager had responded that the bathrooms had been upgraded since my visit. Well ours certainly had not. The bathrooms are...

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Angela H, General Manager at Hotel San Carlos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking your time and sharing your experience with us with other travelers! We enjoyed accommodating you and would like to see you back on your next visit to Downtown Phoenix. Have a Fantastic Evening! Best Regards, Angela Hentz and the Staff

Phoenix
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The staff is very friendly. Tge hotel is a older property but neefs sone upgrades The beds are not very comfortable bathrooms need to ve updated tge shower drains slowly causing the tub to fill while showering.

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Angela H, General Manager at Hotel San Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest! We appreciate your comments and Thank you for giving us a chance. We apologize that you were uncomfortable and we are sorry for that poor experience. The issues were escalated to the engineering department to fix the problems. We would like to ask if you could give us another chance in the future. Best Regards, Angela Hentz

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stayed here to attend a concert nearby. Here's the scoop: The good: Great location for any downtown activities Charming, quirky and historic Staff was helpful and very nice Better then expected bathroom products Bed was comfy Good towels...not thin or skimpy Pool area great Fitness area perfect for rolling out a yoga mat It may be haunted. We had...

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Angela H, General Manager at Hotel San Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your honest review! We are pleased we were able to accomodate you in your lodging needs and we hope to see you soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel San Carlos is Phoenix's only historic bouitque hotel and has been since 1928. Each of our 128 guest rooms has been individually decorated. Hotel San Carlos is convenietly located in the heart of downtown Phoenix's financial,goverment,and entertainment distric, just steps away from many fabulous local Phoenix Attractions.Walking distance of the convention center. We look forwards to having you stay with us and experience a touch of Phoenix history during your stay at Hotel Sand Carlos.The Hotel San Carlos is Registered with Green Chambers of Commerce! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel San Carlos

Address: 202 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2201
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Phoenix > Central City
Price Range: RM798 - RM2,014 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Carlos 3*
Number of rooms: 128
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“We did not see a good room.”
 of 5 bubbles johnlE7654EG, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Do not expect big rooms. They didn't build them big in 1929.”
 of 5 bubbles GlobalRobo, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Request a room towards the back of the property, away from the pool. If there is an event happening, the pool area can be very loud.”
 of 5 bubbles laurapX9826DE, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms that face the inner (ugly) area are smaller than outside facing rooms.”
  • Small Room, comfortable bed/pillows
  • Photo makes floor look dingy, but it wasn't - was clean
  • Not for Claustrophobic people
 of 5 bubbles Poiuy_Qaz, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“The southwest side of the hotel, second floor is right above the bar...very noisy...”
 of 5 bubbles BMF1988, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
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